Entries by Matt

Engine Temperature Alarm

  Engine Temperature Alarms  –  For Piece Of Mind   We are seeing an increasing call for aftermarket engine temperature monitors and alarms, this is because of two reasons. 1. More vehicles are being released that don’t have a traditional temperature gauge on the dashboard.  Manufacturers are replacing temperature gauges with warning lights on the […]

Friction Discs

Friction Discs or Diamond Washers – A New Era   Component downsizing and cost saving during manufacture has pushed vehicle manufactures to look for other ways of carrying out what used to be a simple undertaking. One example is moving away from keyways on high load components such as camshafts, crankshafts and injector pumps. The […]

Bulletin – Volkswagen 1.4 Piston Failure

November 20, 2017 Models Affected: Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Polo 2008 – 2012 (1.4 TSI Twin Charged Engine) The widely acclaimed 118 TSI 1.4-litre twincharged engine in the Golf and Jetta uses both turbocharging and supercharging to deliver the torque of a 2.0-litre with the economy of a smaller-capacity engine, and has been voted international engine […]

Manifold & EGR Ultrasonic Cleaning

Today’s turbo diesel technology is evolving faster than ever before, increased power output, lower fuel consumption and lower emission values are expected with every new model that manufacturers release. To help accomplish this, most models utilize whats called an EGR system.  This is a series of ports and valves designed to divert a small percentage […]

Bulletin – Suzuki Grand Vitara cracking issues

Models Affected – Grand Vitara JB 2008 – 2009 (2.4l J24B Engine) Fault – Crack in top of cylinder head, water mixing with engine oil Symptoms – Milky colour oil, loss of coolant with no external leaks present, water contamination in engine oil. The first run of J24B engines suffer from cracking in the top of the […]

Toyota 1KD-FTV Piston Failure

Toyota Hilux 1KD-FTV EURO 4 Spec   Models – KUN26, KDJ120, KDJ125, KDJ150, KDJ155 Fault – Crack in piston, can lead to localised rupture Symptoms – Sudden loss of power, engine runs rough (on 3 cylinders), loud knock at idle, black smoke from exhaust, excessive crankcase pressures When disassembling the engine, there are cracks detected […]

The Importance Of Maintaining Your Engine

 Vehicle maintenance is of vital importance both for safety, longevity and performance, and today we want to talk about the importance of maintaining your engine and the surrounding components that make it possible for your engine to operate. The engine is the heart of your car, and its fluids are its blood. In your own […]

End Of Year Savings

If your in the market for an exchange cylinder head then now is the time to act.  Engine Reconditioning Australia is clearing out our exchange cylinder heads before end of financial year arrives.  Everything from Corolla’s and Magna’s from the 80’s up to current models like Holden Viva, Holden LS heads and Ford Focus.  Everything […]

Holden Cruze 1.8 Petrol Camshaft & VVT Problems

Our home grown Holden Cruze has had several different engine options since its inception in 2002.  The most popular has been the 1.8 petrol (Z18XER/F18D4), which first came out in the JG Cruze in 2009. There are two common problems we would like to discuss to help make your diagnosis and repairs easier. Oil Flow Tubes […]

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to Mike of Strathpine Auto Care and Matt at Midas Car Care Beenleigh, both will enjoy a two night getaway at Ramada Golden Beach on the Sunshine Coast for two people, with ocean views and a bottle of wine on arrival.  We hope you enjoy your stay 🙂 Southside Cylinder Heads would like to […]